2008 ANNUAL REPORT
HENNIE & RINA VENTER
Evangelizing the Least Reached Peoples Through Strategic Partnerships
CHURCH BUILDING PROJECT & OUTREACHES –
is a remote village located 350km North East of Polokwane, about 5km from the
of preparation work was done before this church was finally completed during
April 2008. The steel frame was erected,
and foundations built out during the week of March. The congregation in Malala met every Sunday
for worship in a very small shop in the village. Malale is a daughter
COROMANDEL, Lydenburg (
It was a great challenge to fix the damaged steel frame of the church building in Coromandel.
steel frame was erected by private company a few years ago and fell down after
a bad wind storm. God provided in His
own time and we praise God for the short-term team who came from
The fist church
building project that we’ve done in 1989 in partnership with Pro Missions (Dr
Jimmy Ervin) and short-term mission teams from the
steel frame, built the foundations and poured the cement slab for the floor. The short-term mission team from First Baptist Church Milan, Tn and West Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson, Tn arrived on May 30th, 2008 to help finish the building project and to assist with evangelism and discipleship in the village. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was preached every night in the tent crusade. Many people accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
GAPHAGO, Polokwane (
December 2007, the steel frame was erected, foundations built out and cement
slab for floor poured, of the church building in Gaphago. A short-term team from
OLD AND NEW
The team did an excellent job in finishing the construction of the walls within 7 days.
The congregation of Gaphago gathered for many years in this old shack to worship. Pastor Sam Lamola expressed their thanks for receiving this beautiful building.
Our team was welcomed by the chief of the area, and every day teams went to visit people at their homes. Many children of the village were blessed as we ministered to them every afternoon in the tent.
EVANGELISTIC CRUSADES & DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING –
is privilege to be part of this great project and vision to see leaders trained
for the church in
Founded in 1997, CDL exists
primarily to provide Bible-based training to men and women who will equip
others and nurture the churches in
2. EVANGELISM & DISCIPLESHIP – MASSINGA
God touched many people’s lives through the proclamation of His Gospel. People of Massinga were invited to attend the evening crusade that took place in front of the church building in Massinga. Many accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and were prayed and counseled for after the service. Jesus’s life, death and resurrection touched many lives as shown in the Jesus Film.
TEACHING DISCIPLES ….. IN
Several church leaders and women attended the morning sessions discipleship teachings.
TEACHING THE CHILDREN….
Hundreds of children came every afternoon to learn more about Jesus.
3. OUTREACH TO
We went through
a very disappointing time during the first week in August, as the outreach to
participated in the Training Conference that took place at the
5. EVANGELISTIC CRUSADE & DISCIPLESHIP –
Pastor’s Training and Evangelistic Crusade was held in Chawama,
SPECIAL PROJECTS -
YOUTH FOR CHRIST,
In January Hennie replaced
the three-wheeler’s gearbox. We renamed
it, “Lazarus”, as it seems to be raised from the dead after standing now for
quite a while. Youth for Christ is
doing a great work among the children and youth of
2. GOSPEL TENT
PRAISE GOD FOR OUR NEW GOSPEL TENT!
We’ve had our
first two crusades during June and July 2008 at Kgabopark and Gaphago villages
in the Moletjie area, North West of Pietersburg,
Our primary task is to evangelize the lost and to be involved with the
planting of new churches which are so desperately needed in the rural areas of
God touched many people’s lives through the proclamation of His Word. Precious souls are set free from bondage and found new life in Christ. People are also reached through the showing of the Jesus Film, visitations to houses, schools, hospitals, prisons, etc. We are also involved through various partnerships to teach and disciple the new converts.
3. “EL SHADDAI”
Two years ago, God has led us to start with the developing of a
4. HANDS OF HOPE SEWING MINISTRY
assisted 25 women in four sewing groups with Sewing training. These women had the opportunity to start
their own businesses to become self supporting. A sewing machine was donated to the Aids
GOALS & STRATEGY FOR 2009
1. Assisting with construction on Leadership Development Centre, Maputo Mozambique with short-term mission teams from Florence, SC, USA
2. Construction of log cabins for El Shaddai Missions Centre
3. Hands of Hope Sewing Training
4. Children’s & Youth Outreach in Mankweng, Limpopo province, SA
THANK YOU ....
We appreciate your
prayers and support for us.
Co-workers in Christ
Hennie & Rina Venter
PO Box 333
Fauna Park, 0787
Polokwane, South Africa
Tel/Fax: +27 15 263 6862
Cell: +27 79 522 4139
For we are God’s fellow workers, and partners together
reaching the lost for Christ! (1Cor 3:7-9)